Vacant American Legion Hall Will Now House Homeless Veterans

November 14, 2013
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Vacant American Legion Hall Will Now House Homeless Veterans

Last year at this time, Veteran Al Kelly was living on the streets – homeless and on the edge of falling off society’s map. It was at that same time that he got hit by a car and severely injured. He decided he would go to a shelter to recover, and landed at Pine...

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Secretary Bialecki Announces MassWorks Grants for Metro North

November 14, 2013
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Secretary Bialecki Announces MassWorks Grants for Metro North

State money keeps rolling into Chelsea on a weekly basis this fall, with a $3 million grant being announced this week on the heels of another announcement last week for veterans housing and the gigantic Silver Line financial commitment in the previous week. On Tuesday, Housing and Community Development Secretary Greg Bialecki announced over...

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Ash Violated the Law in Firefighter’s Award

November 14, 2013
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A state hearing officer has ruled that City Manager Jay Ash violated the collective bargaining laws earlier this year when he did not voice his support for a Firefighter’s Union arbitration award at a March 18 City Council meeting. Ash said he disputes the finding and will appeal it. “Ash sat silently by while...

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Lester Erickson and Brigham’s on Broadway

November 14, 2013
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We always enjoy seeing our old friends and long-time readers of The Chelsea Record and thus was the occasion when we ran into former Chelsea resident Lester Erickson Wednesday morning. What a pleasure it was to see Lester and reminisce about his days at Shurtleff Junior High School where was ninth grade class president...

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Bob Spinney Inducted in to the Intercity League Hall of Fame

November 14, 2013
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One of the finest all-around athletes to come out of Chelsea in the mid 1970s, Bob Spinney went on to a prestigious career in the Intercity Baseball League, playing exclusively for Joe O’Donnell and the Hosmer Chiefs for more than a decade. Spinney was a three-sport standout at Chelsea High School. He was a...

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Obituaries 11-14-2013

November 14, 2013
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Ondina Nobre Instilled Education and Family Values in Her Children Ondina C. Nobre  passed away in her Revere home surrounded by her loving family on November 8. She was 79 years old. Born and raised in Brava, Cape Verde Island where she received her early education, she married Raenaldo Pires and their union produced...

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A Great Day for Readers: Family Literacy Day Set for Sat. At Chelsea Public Library

November 7, 2013
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A Great Day for Readers: Family Literacy Day Set for Sat. At Chelsea Public Library

More than 800 Chelsea youths are expected to attend the 8th Annual Family Literacy Day: Chelsea Reads this Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Chelsea Public Library. Sixty-five people attended the event in its first year but it has grown steadily in stature and significance to the point where it has...

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Election Day Produced Some Nail Biters in Chelsea

November 7, 2013
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Election Day Produced Some Nail Biters in Chelsea

Several close races, but few new faces was the storyline of Tuesday’s City Election in Chelsea. The closest of the closest race took place in a hotly contested battle between Councillor Joe Perlatonda and Challenger Henry Wilson for the District 5 seat where there will be a recount in the race. When the dust...

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Chelsea Jewish Foundation CEO Barry Berman Receives Prestigious Leading Age “award of Honor”

November 7, 2013
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Chelsea Jewish Foundation CEO Barry Berman Receives Prestigious Leading Age “award of Honor”

The Chelsea Jewish Foundation (CJF) announced this week that CEO Barry Berman has been selected by Leading Age to receive this year’s “Award of Honor.” This award is the association’s highest honor and is a nationwide award. “I was shocked when I received the word because it’s a national award,” he told the Record....

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Swearing in

November 7, 2013
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Swearing in

Police Chief Brian Kyes pins the badge on new Chelsea Police Officer Scott Sardo as his little daughter, Hope, looks curiously at the whole scene. Hope is being held by Sardo’s wife, Tracy. Sardo is one of three new officers added to the ranks at a ceremony last Monday night.

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Ash: Maybe It’s Time to Reassess Gaming in Massachusetts?

November 7, 2013
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The East Boston ‘no’ vote on the Suffolk Downs casino project on Tuesday – along with a similar ‘no’ vote on a gaming project in Palmer – has resonated in a big way with City Manager Jay Ash. Ash has been a staunch gaming advocate and has testified several times before the state legislature...

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Greenway Project Not to Be Overlooked

November 7, 2013
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All summer long, Chelsea residents and City leaders attended meeting after meeting to advocate and discuss the Silver Line Bus Service coming to Chelsea. For the most part, all they wanted was the new service. What they got was the new bus service and a beautiful new walking greenway part to accompany it. Along...

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Veterans Day: Thank a Veteran for His or Her Service to Our Country

November 7, 2013
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This Monday, November 11, we will join with our fellow Americans in observing Veteran’s Day, a day set aside to honor the sacrifices made by all of those who have served in our nation’s armed forces. Veteran’s Day originated as a commemoration of the end of World War I, which officially ended on the...

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Red Devils Fall in Tourney Opener to St. Clement’s

November 7, 2013
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The Chelsea High football team was eliminated from the competition in the Division 6 North MIAA football tournament with a  41-0 loss to St. Clement’s Saturday evening at Dilboy Field in Somerville. St. Clement’s got off to a fast start, taking the opening kickoff to the Red Devil eight yard line and then going...

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Obituaries 11-07-2013

November 7, 2013
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Kim Leisey Retired Union Glazer, Coached Chelsea Youth Baseball Kim R. Leisey of Nahant passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 3 at the North Shore Medical Center in Salem. He was 58 years old. Born in Cambridge, the son of the late Leroy and June (Babin) Leisey, he attended Cambridge Public Schools throughout his...

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Silver Line Will Bring New Value to Chelsea

October 30, 2013
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Silver Line Will Bring New Value to Chelsea

After decades of mining for unique public transportation solutions in Chelsea, this week Chelsea and state officials have struck silver – and the find could end up being worth its weight in gold. City Manager Jay Ash and Gov. Deval Patrick shared the podium Wednesday morning at the MassPort Garage on Central Avenue to...

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Fitzpatrick, McLaughlin Indicted for Rigging Inspections

October 30, 2013
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Fitzpatrick, McLaughlin Indicted for Rigging Inspections

Media reports this week indicated that former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director Michael McLaughlin has been indicted with two others regarding the alleged rigging of public housing inspections. McLaughlin, 67, who is already imprisoned on federal charges regarding his salary and is also facing state charges about campaign finance violations, got word of the...

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Pot of Gold Dinner

October 30, 2013
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Pot of Gold Dinner

Tricia Williams, and Gloria Gerrig and Gloria Glazer, representing Temple Emmanuel, split the $10,000 prize at the Chamber of Commerce Pot Of Gold Dinner.

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Celebrity Sighting

October 30, 2013
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Celebrity Sighting

Susan Gallant and her sister Beverly Jones (right) love John Travolta so they had to get a picture with him while he was filming on Addison Street recently.

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Malden Deal Not Good Enough for Chelsea

October 30, 2013
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Some $1 million per year for casino mitigation will not be enough for Chelsea, City Manager Jay Ash said this week in response to the Surrounding Community Agreement inked between Malden and Wynn Resorts last week. “It’s less than what I’ve been negotiating for,” said Ash. “It’s good because now there is a number...

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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday

October 30, 2013
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When the Founding Fathers drew up our Constitution, the notion of a democratic form of government, in which every citizen was given the right to vote (although admittedly, citizenship in the late 18th century was conferred solely upon white males) was an almost-heretical concept in a world ruled by royals and oligarchs. However, more...

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Have a Safe Halloween

October 30, 2013
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Halloween is for children or the child in all of us. The thought of getting loads of free candy is sometimes just an overload as children race around the streets trying to make sure that they hit every house and get their treats. However, as fun as Halloween can be, there is also the...

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CHS Football Team to Face St. Clement’s in State Tourney

October 30, 2013
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The Chelsea High football team will take part in the MIAA’s new football playoff format when the Red Devils travel to Dilboy Stadium in Somerville Saturday evening to take on St. Clement’s, the champion of the Small Division of the Catholic Conference. Kick off time is set for 7:00 p.m. The Red Devils qualified...

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Obituaries 10-31-2013

October 30, 2013
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Kevin Keohane Star Athlete at Chelsea High, Class of 1973 Kevin Keohane passed away suddenly in Melrose on October 25. He was 58 years old. Mr. Keohane was born in Chelsea on June 28, 1955, and was raised in Chelsea. He graduated from Our Lady of Grace Grammar School and Chelsea High School, Class...

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